"O LORD my God, in You I put my trust."
Day 50 – Psalm 7
“O LORD my God, in You I put my trust.” Psalm 7:1a
THE THEME OF PSALM 7
The theme of Psalm 7 must be understood clearly. It is not found in the opening words of the Psalm though.
“The LORD shall judge the peoples…
God is a Just Judge…”
Psalm 7:8a, 11a
David appeals to God as his Judge. The theme of God as Judge is also one of the recurring themes in the Book of Psalms.
What does one do when under attack? David’s psalms reveal a variety of reactions to these attacks! (The Davidic psalms reveal him to be very human, despite the fact that he was a Biblical psalm-writer and also king of Israel).
1. He felt fear at times (Psalm 3:6).
2. He struggled with his emotions and wept much (Psalm 6:6-7).
3. He sought never to lose joy and gladness (Psalm 4:7; 5:11).
4. At all times David turned to the Lord in prayer:-
a) Pleading God’s mercy (Psalm 5:7; 6:4)
b) Pleading for Divine deliverance (Psalm 6:4)
LEARNING TO TRUST
There were many spiritual lessons David had to learn about his faith-relationship with the Lord. These lessons were not easy. Many of these spiritual lessons had to be learned again and again, as if David had not learned them well enough the first time round!
“O LORD my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me; and deliver me.
Lest they tear me like a lion, rending me to pieces,
while there is none to deliver.”
1. Enemies were compared to the “Lion” predator.
2. These enemies were obviously persecuting David with the intention of killing him.
3. David’s response to this threat was one of “trust”. Surely God will save him!